The Crown Prince of Dubai, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, approved a decision to waive fees on various government services offered in Dubai, aimed at lowering the cost of living, facilitating the ease of doing business, and supporting investors.
The waived fees include those for medical training activities, schools awareness campaigns and entry fees to public libraries, among others.
The move is part of a series of plans that seek to stimulate economic growth in Dubai and promote its competitiveness and to enhance the confidence of investors and the public in the government.
"The role of the government is to promote Dubai to the rank of the most advanced and happiest cities in the world. It is also tasked with serving the people and providing a conducive environment to achieve the wellbeing of the members of society and cement happiness. That is why we need to periodically review the existing legislation and policies to keep pace with the changes and maintain the sustainability of our development journey," he said.
Some 2,356 administrative fees were reviewed and new legislation was introduced to regulate and limit new administrative fees.